It’s the first long weekend since the City of Toronto has moved into stage 3 and what you need to know about visiting beaches and parks is listed below.



Because certain individuals who refused to practice social distancing at various beaches right here in the city over the last few weeks, parking restrictions are in full effect Friday, Saturday and Sunday, beginning at 7 p.m.  Bluffer’s Park, Cherry Beach, Marie Curtis Park, Humber Bay East and West Park will all have enforcement present at park entrances.



Here are some ways to keep yourself safe and others safe while at the beach.



Whether you’re planning on going to a beach and/or park, please clean up after yourself.  The City of Toronto issued a statement via Twitter about littering in public spaces, which could cost you up to $500.




And for those who like to ‘light up the sky’ every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday of the long weekend, the city of Toronto has a message for you: “This weekend is not a designated fireworks weekend.  Fireworks on private property may only be used without a permit on Victoria Day and Canada Day.  To use fireworks on private property any other day you must have a permit from Toronto Fire Services.”



The note continues, “Bonfires are not permitted on beaches. Likewise, organized parties, with excessive drinking and DJs with amplification of sound, are also prohibited.  Bylaw enforcement officers and Toronto Police will issue tickets related to bylaw infractions, including littering, and people are asked to take their garbage with them so it can be disposed of properly. Any overflowing bins or litter hot spots should be reported to 311.” 


And just in case you’re confused as to how much distance you need between yourself and someone who’s not part of your social circle – the answer is 3 beach balls.

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